Rosslyn Data Technologies plc
("RDT" the "Company")
Board Appointment and Changes
Rosslyn Data Technologies plc (AIM: RDT), a leading global big data technology company, is delighted to announce that James Appleby will be joining the board of RDT as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. James' appointment will bring significant experience in the data and technical space to the board and will assist in the development of the Company's strategy. This is a transformational period for the business and James' appointment adds additional strength to the Board, supporting the Company's strategy and execution.
James will be replacing Ed Stacey, who has been on the board since the IPO in April 2014. Ed's commitments have, unfortunately, led to him not having sufficient time to continue to perform the role as he wishes and therefore he will be stepping down as Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
The Board would like to take the opportunity to thank Ed for his services over the last three years and wish him well for the future.
James Appleby joins RDT having previously spent fourteen years as CEO of Bluefin Solutions, a global consultancy that helps clients deliver digital transformation powered by SAP. James founded the business and grew it to 250 people across three continents based on his passion for leadership, values and strategy.
As well as a track record of driving sustained fast growth in the technology sector, James also brings 25 years of experience in analytics, data management and information insight. James will assist RDT in shaping the future and the role that technology, leadership and values can play in the revolution that is happening in the business world today. He will build on the Company's vision to empower customers with market-leading artificial intelligence, robotics, control systems and deep analytics capabilities.
Commenting on his appointment, James Appleby, said, "I am delighted to be joining RDT. This is an exciting time for the Company as it aims to expand in the unstructured and structured data markets and introduces the wider concept of true AI. I am impressed with the work that has been achieved to date and I share in the Company's vision for its future direction as a key player in this exciting market."
Roger Bullen, CEO said, "I am delighted to have James joining the RDT Board. James' appointment will not only bolster the Board at such a pivotal time in the company's growth, but James' skills and experience will help us focus on increasing our market share and introduce added discipline into our sales, people and operational processes."
John O'Hara, Chairman, said, "We are making good strides towards profitability. The Company as a whole is adapting to ever increasing demands on technology within the data space. I welcome James to the Board of Directors as we continue on our strategic path. The coming months will be exciting times for us, our customers and partners".
Ed Stacey, Non-Executive Director said, "I've been pleased with the progress the Company has made since the acquisition of Integritie and I'm optimistic for continued progress throughout the remainder of the financial year and beyond. I'm delighted that James is joining the board at this exciting time in the company's growth."
Pursuant to Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, James Appleby (aged 48) has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:
PVC Growth Ltd
Bluefin Solutions Ltd
Bluefin Solutions Inc
Blouvin (Proprietary) Ltd
Bluefin Solutions SDN. BHD.
Bluefin Solutions Pty
There is no further information required to be disclosed in respect of the above appointment pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
Rosslyn Data Technologies plc
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Notes to Editors
Rosslyn Data Technologies plc, (AIM: RDT) is a leading provider of a cloud-based data analytics platform. The company provides analytical services by combining four key technologies: bulk data extraction; cleansing; enrichment; and visualisation, through a single cloud platform enabling users with detailed data to make more informed decisions. Rosslyn's RAPid platform is the Group's primary product available to its multinational customers. Rosslyn Data Technologies plc is the ultimate holding company of the Group and owns 100 percent of Rosslyn Analytics Limited.
Further information can also be found on the Company's website at: www.rosslynanalytics.com